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The CFIA: covering a lot of ground since 1997

The CFIA: covering a lot of ground since 1997

The CFIA has touched Canadians' lives every single day for the last 25 years, whether you’re a traveller, farmer, rancher, gardener, pet owner or grocery shopper.

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Not all superheroes wear capes. At the CFIA, we're powered by a brave team of heroes on a mission to keep you safe. Download their trading cards, exchange with your friends, and collect them all!

Meet Dr. Yves Robinson, CFIA veterinary pathologist

Meet Dr. Yves Robinson, CFIA veterinary pathologist

As a child, my mother gave me a toy farm for Christmas. Today, other CFIA veterinarians rely on me to diagnose diseases as we work together to protect Canada’s animals and food supply.

We are the CFIA

We are the CFIA

Here's how we inspect to protect you, your family, the environment and the economy.

Meet Olga Pena, scientist and advocate

Meet Olga Pena, scientist and advocate

Let's not forget the many inequalities that still exist for women and girls in science, especially those from under-represented groups.

Working with the world's deadliest diseases

Working with the world's deadliest diseases

In this podcast, we hear about a network connecting laboratories across the world. What is it like to be one of these scientists studying deadly viruses like COVID-19, Ebola and Anthrax?

Your opinion matters

Your opinion matters

How does information collected through public opinion research help the CFIA to serve you better?

How Canada is keeping its pigs safe: African swine fever

How Canada is keeping its pigs safe: African swine fever

In this podcast, we hear about the unprecedented efforts being made to prevent a fatal animal disease from entering the country and to protect Canada’s $24 billion pork industry.

Riding the e-commerce wave: be aware of risks of some online purchases

Riding the e-commerce wave: be aware of risks of some online purchases

Canadians are making record-high e-commerce purchases. Before placing your next order, be aware of the rules that apply to food, plant and animal products.

Tiny seeds you buy online can cause big trouble

Tiny seeds you buy online can cause big trouble

As you dream about planting your garden to beautify your home or grow your own food, remember that the seeds you buy online could do more harm than good.

The CFIA leads a new approach to One Health risk assessment for SARS-CoV-2

The CFIA leads a new approach to One Health risk assessment for SARS-CoV-2

In early 2020, the first reports of pet dogs and cats testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 came to light. Here's how veterinary science specialists at the CFIA responded.

eDNA: another tool in the toolbox

eDNA: another tool in the toolbox

From the lab to the field, environmental DNA (eDNA) is a powerful technology that quickly detects the presence (or absence) of pathogens.

Myth versus fact: defining the role of the CFIA Inspector General

Myth versus fact: defining the role of the CFIA Inspector General

Listen to Scott Rattray clear up common misconceptions about inspection activities while discussing his role at the CFIA

Meet Lacy, a Canada Border Services Agency detector dog

Meet Lacy, a Canada Border Services Agency detector dog

There's one big difference between Lacy and some other dogs: she has a job to do! Watch her in action helping to protect you, the economy and the environment.

#DigitalFirst: vlog with Dr. Stephani McLean

#DigitalFirst: vlog with Dr. Stephani McLean

A veterinarian with farming and private practice experience explains the benefits doing business online through My CFIA.

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